The British are desperate to shorten the length of WW2 and propose a daring raid to smash Germany's industrial heart. At first the objective looks impossible until a British scientist invents an ingenious weapon capable of destroying the planned target. Written by
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The story of the "bombs that had to bounce" - and the air-devils who had to drop 'em!
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Did You Know?
Memory of the war was still quite fresh in British minds when the movie was released in 1954. The excitement and interest generated were such that, exceptionally, the Royal Command Performance of the movie had to be repeated the following night. Frank Phillips
was present and read the official announcement of the raid, as he had done on radio in 1943 and in the film. See more
During training flights shown early in the film when crews knew nothing about the target or weapon, Lancasters are shown carrying the bouncing bomb that was used on the actual mission. See more
Official, Ministry of Aircraft Production
You say you need a Wellington Bomber for test drops. They're worth their weight in gold. Do you really think the authorities will lend you one? What possible argument could I put forward to get you a Wellington?
Well, if you told them I designed it, do you think that might help?
The Dam Busters
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